Film round-up: 04/05/2015 – 10/05/2015

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This week sees a variety of films hit the cinema screen, including Spooks film, starring Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington. See some of this week’s releases below.

Mad Max 2 is a rerelease of the 1981 sequel to Mad Max, directed by George Miller. Set in the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, it follows a cynical drifter who agrees to help a small community escape a band of bandits.

Pheonix centres on concentration-camp survivor Nina Hoss who is rendered unrecognisable after reconstructive facial surgery. She returns to postwar Berlin to search for her husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

Rosewater is a biography drama about Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Bahari and Aimee Molloy. The film documents Bahari’s imprisonment by the Iranian government following his interview on The Daily Show, under suspicions that he was a spy.

Starring Kit Harrington as Will Holloway is Spooks: The Greater Good. The action packed drama sees Will Holloway team up with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pierce after a terrorist escapes custody. The pair must work against the clock to track him down before a planned terrorist attack on London.

Set in North London is gritty thriller Still. It follows the violent disintegration of a father and son when Tom Carver’s teenage son is killed. One day he becomes involved in a feud with a teenage gang which becomes gradually more horrifying as Carver’s life begins to unravel at the seams.

Stray Dogs depicts the story of a broken family living on the margins of Tapei society. Audiences gaze into the past with them and share their loss throughout the film, which is told through tableau-like scenes that director Tsai Ming-liang pieces together.

Chris rock stars in new comedy, Top FiveIt follows a comedian who decides to try and make it as a serious actor after his reality star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

Vaalu, which translates ‘Naughty,’ is a Tamil action comedy, telling the story of a youngster who lives in the railway quarters in Chennai. It is the directorial debut for Vijay Chandar.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is a horror that unravels when Barry’s life is torn apart on the eve of an apocalypse. When his sister Brooke is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-masl wearing soldiers and experimented on by a psychotic doctor, Barry must save her and battle through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in the harsh Australian bushland.

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